I was always terrible in writing mission statements'¦ but here it goes:
At byGanz, just hopefully with a higher salary and bonus.
Always torn between being invisible and being able to teleport!
Well in this field'¦
I'm mainly responsible for booking the right DJs for the right events and for all communication between byGanz and the artists' agencies.
Hahahah I am at the busiest time in my life and the most rewarding and fun! Initially I was a political science major'¦ so no this was not really in the plan but to be fair it was always in my nature just not professionally. Even before I had this job I organized my parties myself (birthdays, xmas and valentines).
Be a complete and utter B**** when I need to be'¦just not a hated one. It gets the job done perfectly.
Oh that's easy: Ahmed Ganzoury for sure! He really has an eye for details and the fact that he trusted me to handle a concept (the tea dance) that is so important to him. After all he is a very old friend before being my boss and I'd hate to disappoint him.
What I love the most is the rewarding feeling after a very successful party when you see people having a great time and people talking about it for days after. I hate the stress-induced 24 hours before the party, to make sure everything is going according to plan, whether the DJ is arriving on time, whether the set up is perfect and of course the fights I have with Ganzoury!
The main obstacles we usually have are with the sound; RULE #1: NEVER should the sound get disconnected in a party, it's the worst thing that can happen and of course having to diffuse fights during the party is a pain in the a**.
Whether to continue living abroad or come back to Egypt. I was in Montreal for two and half years and I had the best experience as a 'student'. But working is different than being a student I wasn't willing to labor myself away for a foreign corporation just to get a passport.
'Death will not kill me, I will live through the people who love me the most and every-time they think of me and the time we had together I will live a little more'
Well'¦we don't just organize events, we also organize activations. Some activations could last up to six weeks while others take less. Mainly what we do is plan and execute.
'Young''¦ no way. I wanted to become a police officer; running around with a gun and catching bad guys! How cool is that! I also wanted to become a lifeguard, doctor and a soccer player but I guess things change as you grow older :p I was part of the prom committee at school and I guess that's when I realized that I had a knack for the planning of events.
The amazing thing about this job is that nothing is off-limits'¦ well not exactly but as long as it is technically doable and the client is impressed you've got the green light to proceed.
Definitely my friends & family; they show me endless support and they are the reason I keep going.
Have you been to our office? It's AMAZING! I work with an amazing team! As for the least, some things are better left unsaid :P
I don't believe in failure only lessons learnt. But so far so good! Haven't really messed up'¦ yet! ;p
No one understands what goes on behind the scenes! I've seen some of the craziest and funniest things happen. It's insane!
Decisions suck! And the older you get the harder they get! I'm a Libra, that means it's impossible for me to be totally decisive! Every decision I make seems impossible!
Dedication- Honesty- Family- Support and meeting the love of my life, my dog VODKA!
Live and let Live!!!
I live for NOW! Ask me again in five years and will let you know!
The power to have several super powers!! Amazing!!
'Live and let live: she exemplified it'.
A misconception: People think I am a party animal.
I mainly handle the logistics part of the event. Production, set up, entertainment, schedules etc. and occasionally door selection'¦
Never expected it. I'm an IT programming grad, my parents are doctors and graduates from Al Azhar university'¦ safe to say, no one in the family expected that.
No one can be 'Smiley'(my nickname).
It is very difficult to say, as it is not just one person. Adham Ghanem was the one who first got me into events in 2003 - 2007 I probably worked with him on over 30 concerts during that time. Waseem and Sebastien taught me how to be deal with demanding clients. That was my catalyst.
The most: good looking people everywhere'¦ the least: people, everywhere, ALL the time.
'Greatest failure' is a very strong term. I have done mistakes, I learnt from some, or got yelled at for some, but sh** happens.
I was handling the door at one of our events, and by this point I have been up for about 48 hours and setting up for about 20 hours. Mr. Naguib Sawiris walks to the door (in a hotel he also happens to own) and asks 'How much are the tickets to get in?'. I say, 'There are no tickets sir, it's a guest list. Is your name on the list?' He says 'Maybe'. I look at the guest list and ask him 'Can you please give me your name?' By this point Sebastien realized I'm on auto-pilot mode, came to the door and asked him to enter, looks at me and says 'Seriously dude!'
Switching my wardrobe from shorts, cartoon t-shirts and sneakers to shirts, well-fit jeans and leather shoes'¦my boss made me do it.
1. Work till you drop
Have fun, focus on quality work and enjoy the ride
Having a drink on the beaches of Seychelles with Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Probably, my roommate Nicole would be giving the eulogy: 'It was probably his liver, that's why he didn't make it. Now let's party'
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